Taye Diggs

Birth Place: Rochester, NY, USA

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Taye Diggs BIO

Scott Leo "Taye" Diggs is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the TV series Private Practice (2007-2013), Murder in the First (2014-2016), and All American (2018-), and the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Brown Sugar (2002), and The Best Man (1999) and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday (2013).

Taye Diggs Photos


[Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Concert Production, 2018

Reunion Concert, 2006
Benjamin Coffin III

Captain Richard Davenport

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000


Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Broadway Transfer, 1996
Benjamin Coffin III

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Banjamin Coffin III

Banjamin Coffin III

Broadway Production, 1994
Ensemble/Other Roles

Cyrus Hamlin


Jigger Craigin (Understudy)

Taye Diggs Movies

[1998]How Stella Got Her Groove Back Winston Shakespeare

[1999]The Wood Roland

[1999]Go Marcus

[1999]The Best Man Harper Stewart

[1999]House on Haunted Hill Eddie

[2000]The Way of the Gun Jeffers

[2002]Brown Sugar Andre RomulusDreEllis

[2002]New Best Friend Sheriff Artie Bonner

[2002]Equilibrium Brandt

[2002]Chicago Bandleader

[2003]Basic Pike

[2003]Malibu's Most Wanted Sean James

[2004]Drum Henry Nxumalo

[2005]Cake Hemingway Jones

[2005]Slow Burn Jeffrey Sykes

[2005]Rent Benjamin Coffin III

[2006]30 Days Jamal Boy

[2008]Days of Wrath Steve Laredo

[2010]Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Varg

[2012]Between Us Carlo

[2013]The Best Man Holiday Harper

[2013]Baggage Claim Langston

[2015]Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Rta Cab Driver

[2016]Opening Night Malcolm

[2017]My Little Pony: The Movie Capper

[2017]Til Death Do Us Part Alex Stone

[2018]Set It Up Rick

[2018]River Runs Red Charles Coleman, Sr.

[2022]Incarnation Brad

Taye Diggs TV Shows

Ada Twist, Scientist Dad Twist

All American Billy Baker

Day Break Detective Brett Hopper

Doc McStuffins Dress Up Declan, Declan

Empire Angelo Dubois

Grey's Anatomy Dr. Sam Bennett

Kevin Hill Kevin Hill

Murder in the First Terry English

Private Practice Dr. Sam Bennett

Rosewood Dr. Mike Boyce

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Video: Watch Pentatonix & Jennifer Hudson Perform 'How Great Thou Art'

Pentatonix tells Jennifer about their busy year as they joke that they were only allowed one night off to enjoy Scott Hoying’s extravagant wedding. The singers group reveals why they loved taking part in “The Masked Singer.' Watch a video of their show-stopping rendition of “How Great Thou Art.”

THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Sets Season 2 Premiere Week Lineup With Gwen Stefani, Taye Diggs & More

'The Jennifer Hudson Show' Season 2 kicks off with an incredible premiere week lineup featuring Gwen Stefani, Niall Horan, Shaquille O'Neal, Cedric the Entertainer, and Taye Diggs. The show will showcase extraordinary heroes sharing their stories, talents, and passion. Premieres on Monday, October 2.

Jaxx Theatricals to Present Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY in October

Jaxx Theatricals will present a limited engagement October run of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY and special 1920's Themed Magic Show leading up to Halloween. Experience the steamy prohibition tale with a pulse-racing score and high-energy dance numbers. Don't miss this Off-Broadway gem!

Taye Diggs Portrays Lance Herndon in New BET+ Film LOVE AND MURDER: ATLANTA PLAYBOY

LOVE & MURDER: ATLANTA PLAYBOY is based on the book 'Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta,' by Ron Stodghill. Taye Diggs stars alongside Keesha Sharp, Ciera Payton, Apryl Jones, Ernestine Johnson, Nicole Lyn, Robert Brown, Tye White, Anton Peeples, Yung Joc, Karlie Redd, and Yandy Smith.

South Bay Music Association Presents FRANKENSTEIN: ALIVE IN CONCERT In Collaboration With Grand Vision Foundation

South Bay Wind Ensemble will begin its  2023/2024 season with 'Frankenstein: Alive in Concert' on October 28, 2023 at 7 p.m. The classic 1931 film has sound and dialog, but no music. So now, South Bay Winds are providing the music with a 2002 score by composer Michael Shapiro.

Amber Riley & Taye Diggs to Voice Ursula & King Triton in Disney's ARIEL Animated Series Inspired By THE LITTLE MERMAID

Broadway, film and television stars Taye Diggs (“Rent”) and Amber Riley (“Glee”) will voice King Triton and Ursula in “Disney Junior’s Ariel,” an animated musical series for preschoolers inspired by the beloved story of “The Little Mermaid.” Mykal-Michelle Harris (“Raven’s Home”) has been cast in the lead role of Ariel.

OWN's New Five-Part Docu-Series 'Time of Essence,' to Premiere on Friday

“Times of Essence” features thought leaders, celebrities and culture defining influencers in the series, including: Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Oscar®-winning actresses Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg; Emmy®-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Regina Hall and Taye Diggs; Golden Globe®-winning actress Taraji P. Henson; and more.

Review: Norbert Leo Butz at Theatre Raleigh

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Syracuse University Department of Drama to Present MELANCHOLY: A CHAMBER MUSICAL

Who says sadness isn't fun? Certainly not award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. The Syracuse University Department of Drama closes its 2022/2023 season with Ruhl's “Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical,” directed by Daniella Caggiano, April 28 through May 7.

Adriane Lenox & Petralina Rae Lambert Join the Cast of WOMEN OF FIRE; HELL FROZE OVER

Royal Family Production will present a benefit workshop of a brand new chapter of WOMEN ON FIRE: HELL FROZE OVER, written and co-directed by Royal Family’s artistic director Chris Henry.

TIME OF ESSENCE Series to Premiere on OWN TV

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announces the imaginative new original docu-series, “Time of Essence,” a celebration of the trailblazing magazine that reaches a global community of over 20 million Black women and has revealed some of the most captivating and influential covers of the past half-century.

Kathleen Chalfant, Mary Testa, Constance Shulman & More to Star in WOMEN OF FIRE; HELL FROZE OVER Benefit Workshop

Royal Family Productions will present a benefit workshop of a brand new chapter of WOMEN ON FIRE: HELL FROZE OVER starring Kathleen Chalfant, Mary Testa, Constance Shulman and more.

Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Opens Tonight at New World Stages

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opens on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. See how to purchase tickets!

Eagle Theatre's 2022-2023 Mainstage Season Begins With THE WILD PARTY Next Month

Eagle Theatre's 2022-2023 Mainstage Season kicks off with a bang of a soiree…literally.  Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party runs this February 9-26, 2023.  The prohibition-era musical is based on Joseph March's 1926 book-length ballad. 

VIDEO: Peacock Shares THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS Official Teaser

The video teaser premiered exclusively at Urbanworld Film Festival where the original The Best Man film premiered in 1999, a full circle moment for the franchise. Based upon the film franchise by Malcolm D. Lee, The series stars Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau.

CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen

Discover the story behind one of the greatest musicals in history as we dive deep into the history of Broadway's longest-running American musical, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's, 'Chicago.'

Wake Up With BWW 10/13: BEETLEJUICE Tour Finds its Cast, and More!

Top stories include casting for the North American Tour of Beetlejuice, which will be led by Justin Collette in the title role! Plus, get a first look at KPOP The Musical which begins previews on Broadway tonight!

VIDEO: Taye Diggs & Jennifer Hudson Discuss Their RENT Auditions on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

Taye and Jennifer bond over their memories of auditioning for roles in the Tony Award-winning musical “Rent,” celebrating its 25th anniversary. Hudson went on to describe her audition for the film adaptation of Rent and what that taught her about the film industry. Watch the new video clip from the interview now!


Taye Diggs has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Taye Diggs has not appeared in the West End

Taye Diggs has been nominated for the Outstanding Actor in a Musical award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in The Wild Party.

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